I HATE being sick. I am not good at it, and it makes me whine like my 4 year old at Target. I HATE not being able to run or ride my bike even more. I am so annoyed right now that this cough has transformed into full-blown lung butter that I WANT TO SCREAM!
Maybe this seems crazy?! Everyone needs a little rest you say. BUT I have plans. I have been wanting to do the Arcadia Brute (http://www.spreetouring.com/) since February. I had a babysitter and dog-sitter lined up and ready to go. Now I sit here and struggle with what to do. My heart says “Get on your bike and ride.” My mind and body say “Sit down and relax.” I know what is best. I just do NOT like it one bit.
Why is it that when I become physically incapable of exercise, my desire to do it ramps up 100%? There are plenty of days when I lack motivation. There are plenty of days where being lazy and eating like crap seem like a great idea. However, I have transformed. I am now a cardio junky. I NEED it 6 days a week. I thrive on it.
The Brute was special to me. I was going to spend a few hours in the car with Ryan (no kids) before the ride, ride until my legs fell off, and then get some dinner and head back home. I was up for the challenge. I am heart-broken that my lungs feel like crap. 😦 is an understatement!
Apparently there is a general rule that states if your illness is below the neck (ie chest cold versus head cold), YOU need to REST. I am not sure I agree. I am not sure that is the right option for me.
I want to ride my bicycle. I want to ride my bike. I want to ride my bicycle. I want to ride my bike. Bicycle. Bicycle.
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